The first century historian Josephus records, "The country of Sodom... be now all burnt up... there are still the remainders of that Divine fire and the traces of the five cities are still to be seen." On both the eastern and western side of the Dead Sea lie the remains of two ashen cities. One lies at the base of Mt. Masada and extends right across to the eastern shore of the Dead Sea on the Jordan side, and the other at the base of Mt. Sodom. In 1989, amateur archaeologist, Ron Wyatt was driving along the road past these sites. Although he had driven along this road perhaps thirty to forty times before, this time they suddenly looked like city walls and buildings. The material is white whereas the surrounding rock is brown, and the white material has very definite perimeters where it comes to an end and beyond is brown rock. This perimeter is the city limits, hence the exact straight line and perfect square, which would not appear in natural geology. The pictures below show the very definite line where the white ash stops and the brown rock starts. The first picture illustrates three of the five cities mentioned in the Bible (Deut 29:23) that Josephus refers to. The other two ashen cities are further north.